Agrisource is Europe’s first open innovation platform (OIP) for climate-smart agriculture, developed by INRA and CIRAD and funded by Climate-KIC‘s flagship programme CSA Booster (CSAb), sponsored by EIT, a body of the European Union.
Launched at the Rome headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on 13 December 2017, Agrisource brings together international actors (businesses, research institutions, laboratories, trade associations, international agencies, farmers, cooperatives, investors, funds, NGOs, policy-makers, local government and start-ups) in a virtual environment to map, connect and stimulate debate on innovative CSA technologies and solutions, acting as a catalyst for new regional and international projects.
It will be a key resource for those seeking information or innovation, and a network hub for those who come with new ideas for climate change mitigation and adaptation from agrifood value chains.
This new capacity-building tool connects and maps inter-related research and innovation programmes and combines a powerful search engine and expert community content to foster public-private partnerships in climate-smart agriculture.
The new platform offers a systemic approach to sustain CSA and drive cross-sector transformation across international agriculture and food value chains.
CSA Booster will actively promote engagement across its ecosystem of expert research communities and innovation networks to drive engagement and uptake of the new Agrisource platform. While CSAb’s initial content on the Agrisource platform focuses on fruit, dairy and wine value chains, Agrisource will host a much wider spectrum of CSA-related content and value-chain solutions.
Agrisource resources are currently available in English and French. Additional languages and new functionalities are already under development.
You can watch the official launch of Agrisource by INRA’s Marc Nougier here